I finally took the plunge and bought 1Password for Mac and iDevices and mostly I'm impressed with the app, particularly the polished look of the entries as a result of the user configurable 'sections'. I'll be even happier when desktop iCloud sync arrives.
I'm looking at one password as a one-stop replacement for, the now ageing abandonware, SPB Wallet and for me, in that regard, a couple of additions to 1Password Categories would be very useful and turn it into a 'perfect fit' solution, rather than a 'just about' solution.
Before getting into the detail I must say I do find the term category, in the context of the app, to be a bit of an anomaly, I suppose it depends on how you view the term. With regard to bank accounts, credit cards, emails accounts, log-ins and reward programmes etc I can see the term works well. Many people have a lot more than one and the completed cards sit well under those pre-designated categories. Other things though sit less well as categories, social security number, driving licence, passport. These to me are more single 'cards' rather than categories but I suppose it's explainable on the basis that people may store the details of their whole family. There are some rather bizarre inclusions such as databases, servers and routers, just how many of these will people have and do they really need their own categories, cluttering up the categories at the category view level? Would such cards not sit better under a category of 'systems' or whatever? The 'Identities' category is also one I'm a little lost on I must say. This is for what?
Given the somewhat bizarre (IMHO) inclusion of categories like servers and databases it does highlight for me the omission of some categories which in contrast I think would be VERY useful:
Mobiles: Many people I know use more than one mobile phone (or other SIM based devices such as tablets). It would be useful to record the details from these such as phone numbers, carrier and such things as PUK1 and PUK2 codes, together with SIM lock codes etc and even phone lock codes if used. Cards for such devices don't really seem to be creatable under other 'categories' and neither would you think to look under any of the existing categories for such cards I think.
Utilities / Services: I suppose this COULD go under log-ins but that category is in danger of becoming seriously overloaded with any site ranging from shopping, information, forums and such like being stacked up under it. Utilities and service providers often have other information that it would be useful to record such as account numbers, customer id numbers, help lines, emergency numbers etc (thinking electric, water, gas, oil, cable, telephone, council services etc). To me this would be another useful category.
Systems / Lock Codes: Many apps and such like have their own log-ins these days and people will often set such codes for things like house alarms, desktop PC, laptops, combination padlocks used on suitcases and / or whatever. Again such info does not seem to sit well under any exiting category.
Insurance: Another useful one. Car, motorbike, buildings, contents, medical, dental, travel and various other insurance policies all have similar info to be recorded, policy number, valid from /to, contact numbers, customer ID etc etc. Again, doesn't sit well elsewhere and I suspect some folks would have enough 'cards' to justify a category. I certainly have more insurance policies that I have 'Databases' (0), 'Servers' (0) and 'Routers' (1) yet these command their own categories, thankfully not displayed if there are no entries
Sure these things possibly COULD be created under existing categories but would not sit well under any. As mentioned, the Log-Ins category is in danger of becoming heavily overloaded and even this would benefit IMO if users could create further Log In categories, designating each with a label (e.g. forums, shopping, sites) but that may be too much to achieve.
There are other pieces of information I keep as well (medical card numbers, national insurance number - not every country has an all encompassing 'social security number') and such like all of which for me would sit better under a 'Personal' category with user configurable cards. As it is, complete a Social Security card with information which is not actually social security, but similar, and it STILL gets put under the category of social security and each 'card' still carries the sub-title of social security regardless of what you name it.
Overall, a very good app IMO and one that has the potential to be an all-in-one solution for people looking to keep all their confidential info in one place. If the app was still merely a website password store the things I mention would likely be considered superfluous, as it is though, the design is clearly going way beyond mere website passwords storage and in this regard I think the above would be worthy of consideration.